WRITTEN IN STEREO
Our theater was pretty full, not what I would have expected for an opening weekend, but still enough to make it enjoyable and understand an audiences dynamic with a film. We saw it in 3D IMAX. I had no idea what a rare experience I was sitting through. There I was sitting with the few earthlings actually interested in John Carter, and my mind was totally blown. It wasn't becuase of the IMAX experience it was simply for the movie. The IMAX experience is always fantastic(don't get me wrong), the way that rock music sounds better really fucking loud, the rule of thumb is movies play better on a big screen and when it comes to screens bigger is almost always better(It wouldn't really help Pride & Prejudice, but a movie like John Carter thrives off the big screen experience). So the giant sized IMAX screen was indeed magnificent. It felt as if we the audience could walk into the vast neverending landscape of the planet Mars, or as the audience will learn to call it by it's true martian name Barsoom. As for the the 3D, to be honest, I barely noticed it. However, I do not believe that is a failure, but a success. I was so into the story and so blown away by the acting, shots, and the effects, that the 3D melted into just a standard thing. I noticed the 3D no more than I noticed the flickering light of the projector. John Carter is a movie of a movie(I don't know if anyone else understands Stephen Speak but here's an attempt).